Yio Chu Kang MRT

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Yio Chu Kang MRT, What You Need To Know?

Yio Chu Kang MRT station is an above-ground MRT station located intersection of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. This station primarily serves students from nearby educational institutions like Anderson Serangoon Junior College and Nanyang Polytechnic, residents and businesses in Ang Mo Kio’s northern neighbourhoods. The distance between this station and the Khatib MRT station is the longest in the MRT system. Yio Chu Kang is one of Singapore’s five oldest MRT stations, have opened on November 7, 1987.

Meta Description

The North South Line’s Yio Chu Kang MRT Station (NS15) is an above-ground station (NSL). It’s part of the Yio Chu Kang planning subzone.

History

Yio Chu Kang MRT station, planned for the second phase of the MRT system, was pushed to the first phase in 1983 due to worries that Ang Mo Kio station unable to handle commuters from Yio Chu Kang.  In October 1984, Paul Y Construction gave a $62.66 million contract to build Yio Chu Kang station, as well as the nearby Ang Mo Kio station and the overground tracks that connect the two stations to Bishan station and Bishan Depot. The station was finished in April 1987 and inaugurated on November 7, 1987, as part of the MRT system’s initial phase.

Platforms

The island platform configuration at Yio Chu Kang station features two elevated North South Line platforms. For commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors have been erected at the platform edge and retrofitted Pro-Jet fans keep travellers cool. With a simple flat roof over the platform level supported by two rows of columns, station architecture is similar to many older stations along the Western segment of the East West Line. The concourse level reached through escalators, stairwells, and elevators.

Expected train arrival times and messages display on passenger information systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to help them get from the platform to the exits.

Concourse

On the ground level of the station is a ticket concourse. They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station, at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams.

Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.

Station Services

  • Concourse-level retail shops (unpaid areas)
  • Concourse level public restrooms (unpaid)
  • Station exits have bike racks.
  • Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid areas)

Exits

The Yio Chu Kang MRT station has three ground-level exits (A, B, and C), barrier-free for the disabled (excluding Exit A). Exit C is for boarding berths, and Exit B is for alighting berths and the interchange office/canteen for passengers travelling to Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange.

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